Ocean Park will soon open its first ever hotel next year with an aim of further boosting the number of visitors.
Developed by Lai Sun Group, the hotel has launched its soft opening early this week. According to Peter Lam, chairman of Lai Sun Group, the hotel will undergo further testing and trials in the next two to three months before its grand opening.
Designed by Aedas, the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel comprises three towers – the Pier Wing, Club Wing and Marina Wing with 471 rooms. Three types of Ocean Park-themed rooms (Whiskers Submarine, Bao Bao Paradise, Redd Forest) are featured at the Pier Wing and Marina Wing.
A report from South China Morning Post said the rooms will cost about HK$2,100 on average.
Targeting families on leisure and business travellers, the hotel includes a pillar-free ballroom spanning 1,200 square metres – one of the largest hotel facilities for events and meetings, the executive M Club, a signature outdoor lagoon pool, four restaurants and bars, and Harnn Heritage Spa.
“The new destination resort offers a unique getaway experience in Hong Kong and is a perfect example of what Marriott means by travelling brilliantly,” said Mike Fulkerson, vice president, brand and marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
“There’s adventure on the site of Ocean Park Hong Kong, one of Asia’s leading conservation theme parks, convenient access to Hong Kong’s lesser-explored green spaces and remarkable proximity to the city’s shopping and business districts, broadening our guests’ perspectives and experiences in this globally renowned city.”
In line with Ocean Park Hong Kong’s core value of environmental protection, the hotel is designed with the initiatives of sustainable future and reducing its environmental footprint. The façade features energy-saving components to keep the building cool in summer, as well as rainwater collection and vertical planting systems. It will also launch its own green education programme for kids and guests.
The hotel will also be rolling out “M Passport”, a pilot programme aims to encourage young visitors to participate in various resort activities with educational and fun themes, such as seashell art, scavenger hunts and dinners. Completion of each activity is linked to rewards and treats that’s tracked using a specially designed passport.
Customers will be able to book exclusive packages for Ocean Park, such as tailor-made educational programmes, breakfast with animal experience with seasonal offers and access to unique animal programmes at the park.
Leo Kung, chairman of Ocean Park Hong Kong said that the integration of the first hotel into Ocean Park by Marriott International signified the park’s transformation into a resort destination and reinforced its position as a leading “edutainment” attraction in Hong Kong.
“From planning the stay, savouring magnificent hospitality at the hotel to enjoying delightful entertainment and animal encounters at the park, guests can expect a seamless journey filled with the thrill of discovery. The resort will bring unique experiences for the community and our next generation of visitors,”Kung concluded.